February 8, 2021

Three Common Mistakes Made in IEP Meetings

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You’re getting the inside scoop on today’s podcast!  Tales from the trenches.  I sat down and thought about three common mistakes that people make in IEP meetings and am serving them up – with recommendations for doing better – for you today!  

The mistakes: Agreeing to decisions without the knowledge to back it up, not knowing the people on the team, and not reading “the stuff.”  I’m going to walk you through each mistake with examples and then provide you with strategies for doing better.  Then, we’ll tap into last week’s podcast with one additional collaboration tip – to avoid being adversarial, accusative, or combative during a meeting.  


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